McSally, Sinema, Rosen Seek Justice for Northern Arizonans and Southern Nevadans Exposed to Nuclear Radiation

Introduce Downwinders Compensation Act of 2019

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) are seeking justice for northern Arizonans and southern Nevadans exposed to nuclear fallout and radiation during Cold War-era government testing.

Under current law, people suffering from cancer and other serious medical conditions as a result of nuclear radiation exposure who were residing in Mohave County, AZ and Clark County, NV at the time of...

McSally Receives Defense Department Commitment to Tackle Sexual Assault

U.S. CONGRESS – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) received a commitment from Department of Defense leadership that they would partner with her to combat military sexual assault.

 

McSally asked for this commitment during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Department of Defense budget posture with Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford.

 

“We have weeks now before the NDAA will be marked up before this...

McSally Calls for Immediate Executive Summit with U.S. Air Force Leaders on Sexual Assault in their Ranks

U.S. CONGRESS – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson requesting an executive summit within the next 30 days to tackle the issue of sexual assault in the Air Force.

“I write to request an immediate executive summit with you, Gen. Goldfein, and other senior Air Force leaders and policy experts to tackle the issue of sexual assault in our United States Air Force,” McSally wrote. “Despite a number of positive changes over the past...

McSally, Sinema Press VA on Actions to Reduce Veteran Suicide

U.S. SENATE–  Today, U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) pressed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on instituting meaningful action to combat veteran suicide.

The VA currently lacks the ability to locate at-risk veterans and provide mental health treatment to more than 365,000 of Arizona’s 522,000 veterans. The Senators wrote a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie asking the VA to provide an update on five items to reach and help at-risk...

McSally Introduces Bill to Improve Access to Justice in the West, Create New Twelfth Circuit

Legislation Implements Judicial Conference Recommendations, Splits the Ninth Circuit

 

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) today introduced the Judicial Efficiency Improvement Act of 2019, a bill that would codify the Judicial Conference’s most recent recommendations as well as other important measures to enhance the effectiveness of the federal judiciary.

The legislation would authorize 56 permanent district court judgeships, convert eight temporary district court judgeships...

McSally, Sinema Fight to Make Judicial System Accessible to Arizonans

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) today moved to make federal courts more accessible to victims, witnesses, parties, and jurors in northern and southern Arizona.

 

The senators introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow Arizona federal district court proceedings to be held in Flagstaff and Yuma. Under current law, court can be held in Globe, Phoenix, Prescott and Tucson. Both Flagstaff and Yuma have federal courthouses, and substantial judicial...

Sen. McSally: We’ve Been Talking A Lot About “Slumlords, Not Landlords”

U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) demanded answers from every branch of the military about the state of housing for military families.

 

During today’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the chain of command’s accountability to provide safe military housing and other building infrastructure to servicemembers and their families, McSally pressed on the failures to maintain adequate housing for servicemembers.

 

“We’ve been talking a lot about landlords but...

McSally, Sinema Fight to Make Judicial System Accessible to Arizonans

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) today moved to make federal courts more accessible to victims, witnesses, parties, and jurors in northern and southern Arizona.

 

The senators introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow Arizona federal district court proceedings to be held in Flagstaff and Yuma. Under current law, court can be held in Globe, Phoenix, Prescott and Tucson. Both Flagstaff and Yuma have federal courthouses, and substantial judicial...

McSally, Crenshaw Introduce Legislation To Improve Customs and Border Protection Hiring Process

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senator Martha McSally (AZ) today introduced the Anti-Border Corruption Improvement Act  that will quicken the hiring process for Customs and Border Protection applicants by removing the expensive polygraph test, which is a requirement in the CBP hiring process.

The exemption would specifically apply to applicants with military or law enforcement backgrounds. This will help simplify a complex 11-step hiring process that averages between 274 days for agents and 318 days...

McSally Leads AZ Delegation to Move McCain-Backed Project Forward to Revitalize Salt River Corridor

U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) is working to move forward the Rio Reimagined project that will revitalize areas along the Salt River.

 

In order to further this project, McSally and members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation sent a letter to Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Andrew Wheeler asking him to include the Rio Reimagined project as the 20th designee in its Urban Waters Federal Partnership.

 

The project, originally created decades ago...